Is there no end to hazing despite numerous tragic incidents in the past?
Apparently, another student has fallen victim to hazing rites which reportedly took place at an ‘abandoned house‘ in Las Piñas on January 8.
An 18-year-old female student of the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU), who was forced to join a sorority, sustained bruises and burns after she was unwillingly initiated during a hazing rites held by a sorority group.
The student’s mother, Charisma Alilio, is so enraged over her daughter’s pitiful condition; saying that the group responsible for her daughter’s injuries have paddled her repeatedly, leaving her thighs black and blue, so to speak. Moreover, her daughter, she said, had candle burns and was hit with a belt more than 50 times, as per a GMA interview.
Alilio also disclosed that her daughter, before she lost consciousness, heard the group say “pag namatay ‘yan isako na lang.” [If she dies, put her in a sack.]
The infuriated mother is adamant to press charges against the 40 schoolmates of her daughter who were involved in the hazing; expressing that it’s not just a fight for her daughter but also for those who might fall victim again.
Fortunately, Alilio’s daughter is now in stable condition, as per reports, despite having a low platelet count, and is recuperating in a Makati hospital.
ABS CBN News shared this report:
The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) have joined in the investigation, and as per a 24-Oras report, authorities have located the venue where the alleged initiation took place.
The ‘abandoned house’ described by the victim turned out to be an establishment in Barangay Talon Dos, Alabang-Zapote Road in Las Pinas which offers drinks and billiard games and seemingly frequented by students. It was also discovered that the bar have no permit to operate for two years now; hence, it had been closed down by people from the city hall of Las Pinas.
Watch the full report in GMA’s 24-Oras: